BOOKER, HASSAN TO SPEAK AT COLORADO DEMS’ ANNUAL GALA
Denver, CO – U.S. Senators Cory Booker (NJ) and Maggie Hassan (NH) will speak at the Colorado Democratic Party’s 4th Annual Obama Gala (scheduled for Saturday, April 24 @ 5:00PM MT). They will join their Senate colleagues Jon Ossoff (GA) and Alex Padilla (CA) as members of the so-far announced line-up of speakers for the Obama Gala.
Morgan Carroll, Chair of the Colorado Democratic Party:
“I’m so pleased to welcome Senators Booker and Hassan as speakers at our Annual Obama Gala. Both senators have been so supportive of our efforts to turn Colorado blue over the years, and they are welcome additions to our speaker line-up for our annual fundraiser as we celebrate our 2020 victories.”
Senator Booker attended Stanford University on a football scholarship and helped fellow students by working as a peer crisis counselor. Instead of pursuing a lucrative career after leaving Yale, Cory moved into Newark’s Central Ward, and eventually into a public housing project, where he lived for eight years. In 2006, he was elected mayor with 72 percent of the vote. A United States Senator since 2013, Cory has written and championed dozens of bills aimed at fixing our broken criminal justice system, expanding economic opportunity, and fighting for equal justice for everyone.
In 2016, Senator Maggie Hassan was elected to represent New Hampshire in the United States Senate, winning one of the most competitive Senate races in the country by 1,017 votes. She is only the second woman in American history to be elected as both Governor and Senator. During her first four years in the Senate, Senator Hassan introduced more than 50 bipartisan bills on everything from tax cuts for innovators to clean energy to supporting veterans’ transition to civilian life — a number of which became law.